Lívia Franco is Associate Professor and Senior Researcher at the Institute for Political Studies at the Catholic University of Portugal (IEP-UCP) and Associate Researcher at the pan-European think-tank ECFR (European Council on Foreign Relations).
Her areas of interest include Contemporary International Politics, Transatlantic Relations, Portuguese Foreign Policy and European Politics. She has authored, edited and translated various articles and books in these areas. She earned her PhD in Political Science at the Catholic University of Portugal and her MA in International Relations from Leuven University. She was Fulbright PhD student at Boston College and Visiting Scholar at Brown University. During the Fall Semester 2021 she was FLAD Visiting Professor at Georgetown University.
Lívia Franco regularly serves as commentator on European and International Affairs in national and international media outlets.